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Sony KDL-40R555 Review
|Missing Some Features|
|2 Years Old|
|£72 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 43?
Samsung TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £72 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Very low RMS rated power
Sony KDL-40R555 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
Based on 3,186 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 91% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Average Display Diagonal
The Sony KDL-40R555's display diagonal of 40" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 28% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most other televisions, the KDL-40R555 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.
Like most other televisions, the KDL-40R555 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.
The thickness of the Sony KDL-40R555 of 65mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 66% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
The KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of televisions range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KDL-40R555's RMS rated power of only 10W is fairly low compared to most other televisions. It is in the lowest 10% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.
Supports Parental Controls
The KDL-40R555 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
The Sony KDL-40R555 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The Sony KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The Sony KDL-40R555 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KDL-40R555's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 18% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.
The KDL-40R555 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Sony TV was released in February 2015.
Running Costs Are Average
This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R555 is £72, which is typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions.